Monday, August 31, 2009

Life's Little Lessons: Honesty

Picture books can often help parents and caregivers with the job of teaching life's lessons to young children. A few titles that library staff and our customers have enjoyed on the topic of honesty include:
Ruthie and the (Not So) Teeny Tiny Lie by Laura Rankin
Ruthie loves tiny things and when she finds a tiny camera on the playground she is very happy, but after she lies and says the camera belongs to her, nothing seems to go right.

Princess K.I.M. and the Lie that Grew by Maryann Cocca-Leffler
Kim wants the kids at her new school to like her, so she tells a teeny, tiny, bitty lie. She says her name is really K.I.M.for Katherine Isabella Margueriteand that she comes from a royal family! When a classmate invites her to a birthday party, Kim says she cant go because her grandmother is coming to visit. But she had told the kids her grandmother was a queen. Now they all want to meet the queen. Kim is in a real bind; her lie has grown too big and its about ready to explode!

It Was You, Blue Kangaroo! by Emma Chichester Clark
"Blue Kangaroo belongs to Lily, and they do everything together. Almost everything, that is. Recently Lily has been doing some things—some not very nice things—by herself. And blaming Blue Kangaroo! Soon Blue Kangaroo is in big trouble with Lily's mother and is taken away until he learns how to behave. How can Lily get her best friend back? "An engaging cautionary tale about the importance of being truthful."—Kirkus Reviews

Alex Did It! by Udo Weigelt
Three mischievous hares get into trouble and blame it all on an imaginary hare named Alex, until a real hare with that name shows up.

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